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the Ol' "Model X" took quite a hit this morning

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MikeL, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. MikeL

    MikeL some guy

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    Yikes! Getting on the freeway ... sudden excitement
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    Hard to believe it didn't break the windshield (or kill me or somebody else) but I hadn't gotten going very fast.
    AND - the shop that did the oil change - gross - on the Ol' Model X :wink: - and didn't check the rusty hood latch - are paying for it !!
    Moral(s) to story (?)
    Check your latches
    & Watch out for people like me on the freeway!
     
  2. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    Yikes! Glad to hear everyone is OK!
     
  3. Cattledog

    Cattledog Active Member

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    Glad you're OK Mike. What's it like to have a single falcon wing door on the front of the car?
     
  4. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Is that the new auto-opening frunk mechanism?
     
  5. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Glad you're okay, Mike. Had to be a bit adrenalin-inducing. Be safe.
     
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    Man, that frunk is huge. Looks like you fit a whole 5.7L engine in it.
     
  7. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

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    So Model X has the same "hood opened while driving on freeway" problem as the Model S, I guess.
     
  8. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Wow. I think you just won the Click Bait Of The Week Award.

    A little botox would unclench those cheeks, I should expect. Am glad to hear all are okay.
     
  9. ModelX

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    Mike, glad you are ok!
     
  10. MikeL

    MikeL some guy

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    Ha! I started this thread in off topic, but lost wifi & ended up putting it in model X instead.
    Thanks all. To me, in retrospect, it was a relatively gentile reminder that driving on the freeway is, for most of us, one of the most dangerous things we will ever do, at least on a regular basis without considering it as such.
    So get a Tesla, right?
     
  11. BriansTesla

    BriansTesla Old school meets new tech

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    Glad you got pulled over safely. Happened to me many years ago in a VW bug. I discovered very quickly how much you can see in the center between the hood and the dash (not very much but enough).
     
  12. MikeL

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    It was very effective at keeping the rain off of the windshield
     

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